Oversight

Western Governors: We’ve Taken Meaningful Steps to Protect the Sage Grouse

In a new report, the Western Governors’ Association says state and local action to protect habitats should be adequate to avoid having the bird designated an endangered species.

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Lawmakers Think Postal Delivery Trucks Can Do Better Than 10 Miles per Gallon

As USPS gears up for fleet overhaul, members of Congress push for greener vehicles.

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Voters Want Aggressive Government Reform, Not Tinkering Around the Edges

New polling analysis shows a rise in voters who favor dismantling programs.

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Ted Cruz campaigns in New Hampshire in mid-April.

Why Did Ted Cruz Miss the Loretta Lynch Vote?

He voted against cloture but was the lone senator not to vote on final passage.

Despite Accidental Deaths This Week, Congress Says Drone Strikes Are Here to Stay

On Capitol Hill, Republicans and Democrats agree the drone program has been a valuable tool in the war against terror.

Dunk is an affront to nature itself.

Play of the Day: Meet the NSA's New Recycling Mascot

That's right: The National Security Agency introduced a computer-generated mascot teaching kids to sort their trash.

On Politics

The Many Measures of Hillary Clinton

The former secretary of state has long held progressive economic views—but that's only one aspect of her political identity.

VA Secretary Bob McDonald would have power to get rid of misbehaving employees and poor performers.

New Bill Would Give VA Secretary 'Sweeping' Authority to Fire Bad Employees

Legislation also would extend probationary period for new workers to 18 months.

Protestors rally against NSA surveillance in Washington in 2013.

House Lawmakers Float Bill to End NSA Mass Surveillance

A bipartisan group is launching a final push to reform the government’s spying apparatus.

GOP Blocks Vitter's Obamacare Subpoena

Five senators oppose Vitter's effort, and he accuses them of wanting to "protect congressional perks."

Hillary Clinton Is 'Happy' to Answer More Questions From the Benghazi Committee

Clinton's lawyers and Rep. Trey Gowdy's committee are engaged in a polite battle of letters.

Play of the Day: The Many Facial Expressions of Barack Obama

The president has different looks for difference scenarios.

Mitch McConnell Introduces Plan to Reauthorize Patriot Act For Five More Years

The move may thwart any attempt to reform the NSA’s mass-surveillance authorities.

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